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## Auto-converted by kwiki2moinmoin v2005-10-07

Short for Internet Relay Chat.

This is a protocol for realtime chatting through a host server which allows many channels and many ways to annoy other users.

[IRC Channels] are typically recognized by the # prefix.

Different [IRC Networks] (which can have any number of servers) may host different channels of the same name.
#language en
~-[[DebianWiki/EditorGuide#translation|Translation(s)]]: English - [[es/IRC|Español]] - [[fr/IRC|Français]] - [[it/IRC|Italiano]] - [[sv/IRC|Svenska]] -~
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= Introduction =
IRC (in OFTC's #debian*) is used to get on-line Real Time Help '''with Debian releases'''. If you're running other than stock Debian stable, testing, or sid, you should instead go to the forum which supports your ''non-Debian'' system. ''Debian-derived'' or ''Debian-downstream'' are not Debian. You'd get more relevant support for your release from its community, not via Debian.
{{{#!wiki debian
Read first: [[https://www.debian.org/support#irc]]
}}}

To connect, you need an [[IrcClients|IRC client]].

More information can be found on GettingHelpOnIrc. The channel has its own [[DebianIRC|FAQ]].

<<Anchor(channel-list)>>
= Debian IRC channels =

The hostname '''irc.debian.org''' is an alias for '''irc.oftc.net'''. Most Debian IRC channels are on the [[http://www.oftc.net/|OFTC]] IRC network:

 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/alioth|#alioth]]''': [[Alioth]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/bash-completion|#bash-completion]]''': https://bash-completion.alioth.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/cdbs|#cdbs]]''': [[CDBS]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debbugs|#debbugs]]''': [[Teams/Debbugs]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debci|#debci]]''': Debian Continuous Integration Team
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian|#debian]]''': Meant for Debian users support. Any questions related to using Debian are welcome. See [[GettingHelpOnIrc|how to get useful help on IRC]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-3dprinting|#debian-3dprinting]]''': Debian 3D-Printing Team - [[AliothProject:3dprinter/|Project HomePage]] - [[AliothList:3dprinter-general|Mailing List]] - [[3D-printer|Wiki]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-68k|#debian-68k]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/m68k/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-admin|#debian-admin]]''': https://dsa.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-alpha|#debian-alpha]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-amd64|#debian-amd64]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-apache|#debian-apache]]''': [[Apache]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-apt|#debian-apt]]''': [[Apt]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ar|#debian-ar]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-arm|#debian-arm]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/arm/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-au|#debian-au]]''': Australian Debian users and developers chat
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-avr32|#debian-avr32]]''': http://avr32.debian.net/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-backports|#debian-backports]]''': http://backports.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-blends|#debian-blends]]''': [[DebianPureBlends|Debian pure blends]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-bluetooth|#debian-bluetooth]]''': [[Bluetooth]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-boinc|#debian-boinc]]''': [[BOINC]] - [[Teams/DebianBOINCMaintainers]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-boot|#debian-boot]]''': Meant for discussing the [[DebianInstaller|Debian Installer]] (and, occasionally, supporting users of it).
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-bootstrap|#debian-bootstrap]]''': [[DebianBootstrap]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-br|#debian-br]]''': for Lusophone. Por favor, use [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-br|#debian-br]] para ajuda em português.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-br-eventos|#debian-br-eventos]]''': Brazilian Events Channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-bugs|#debian-bugs]]''': Meant for discussing how to fix bugs. This channel is not for [[reportbug|reporting bugs]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-catalan|#debian-catalan]]''': Debian en Català
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-cd|#debian-cd]]''': Discussion about development of the debian-cd package and the production and distribution of official CD and DVD images.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-cl|#debian-cl]]''': Debian chilean users. Also developers (spanish language).
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-clamav|#debian-clamav]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-cli|#debian-cli]]''': Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) runtimes, apps & libs for Debian [[Teams/DebianMonoGroup]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-cloud|#debian-cloud]]''': [[Cloud]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ctte|#debian-ctte]]''': Debian Technical Committee - https://www.debian.org/devel/tech-ctte
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel|#debian-devel]]''': Meant for discussions about the development of Debian. This channel is not a support channel. Asking support questions here is inappropriate.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian.de|#debian.de]]''': German-language user channel, also developers.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-derivatives|#debian-derivatives]]''': [[Derivatives]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-desktop|#debian-desktop]]''': https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-changes|#debian-devel-changes]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-br|#debian-devel-br]]''': Brazilian developer channel. Not a support channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel.de|#debian-devel.de]]''': German developer channel. Used when [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian.de|#debian.de]] is busy. Not a support channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-es|#debian-devel-es]]''': Spanish developer channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-fr|#debian-devel-fr]]''': French developer channel. Not a support channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-it|#debian-devel-it]]''': Italian developer channel
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-devel-id|#debian-devel-id]]''': Indonesian developer channel. Not a support channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-dev-ref|#debian-dev-ref]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-dkms|#debian-dkms]]''': https://pkg-dkms.alioth.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-doc|#debian-doc]]''': https://www.debian.org/doc/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-dpkg|#debian-dpkg]]''': [[Teams/Dpkg]] (used for dpkg development topics, not a user support channel).
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-dpl|#debian-dpl]]''': [[Teams/DPL|DPL]] helpers
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ec2|#debian-ec2]]''': [[VMBuilder]] (?)
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-edu|#debian-edu]]''': [[DebianEdu]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-eeepc|#debian-eeepc]]''': [[DebianEeePC]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-eeepc-devel|#debian-eeepc-devel]]''': [[DebianEeePC]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-emacs|#debian-emacs]]''': [[EmacsenTeam|Debian Emacsen team]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-embedded|#debian-embedded]]''': [[Embedded_Debian]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-es|#debian-es]]''': for Hispanophone. Hispanohablantes: Por favor usen [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-es|#debian-es]], alli obtendran mas ayuda.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-fi|#debian-fi]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-forensics|#debian-forensics]]''': https://forensics.alioth.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-forums|#debian-forums]]''': http://forums.debian.net/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-forums-team|#debian-forums-team]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-fr|#debian-fr]]''': for Francophone. Les personnes qui parlent francais mais peu ou pas anglais et qui ont besoin d'aide avec Debian peuvent demander sur [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-fr|#debian-fr]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ftp|#debian-ftp]]''': [[Teams/FTPMaster]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-games|#debian-games]]''': [[Games]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-gis|#debian-gis]]''': [[DebianGis]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-glibc|#debian-glibc]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-gnome|#debian-gnome]]''': [[DebianGnome]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-golang|#debian-golang]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-gr|#debian-gr]]''': for Greek users. Για χρήστες που ομιλούν Ελληνικά κανάλι υποστήριξης
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-gt|#debian-gt]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ha|#debian-ha]]''': Debian-HA development and support channel - [[Debian-HA]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-hams|#debian-hams]]''': DebianHams
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-haskell|#debian-haskell]]''': [[Haskell]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-hn|#debian-hn]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-hurd|#debian-hurd]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-i18n|#debian-i18n]]''': [[I18n]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-i3|#debian-i3]]''': Support channel for i3 (and i3gaps) window manager users
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ia64|#debian-ia64]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-id|#debian-id]]''': Indonesian Debian Users
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ie|#debian-ie]]''': Irish Debian Users
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-in|#debian-in]]''': Indian Debian Users
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-installer|#debian-installer]]''': https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ipv6|#debian-ipv6]]''': [[DebianIPv6]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-irc|#debian-irc]]''': https://www.debian.org/support#irc - [[IRC]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-it|#debian-it]]''': for Italian speakers. Le persone che parlano italiano possono chiedere e ottenere aiuto in questo canale. [[it/IRC/debian-it]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-java|#debian-java]]''': [[Java]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-jr|#debian-jr]]''': https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-jr/ - [[DebianJr]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-js|#debian-js]]''': [[Javascript]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-kbsd|#debian-kbsd]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-kde|#debian-kde]]''': Support channel for [[KDE]] in Debian
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-kernel|#debian-kernel]]''': [[DebianKernel]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-l10n-br|#debian-l10n-br]]''': Brazilian Portuguese translators for Debian
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-lists|#debian-lists]]''': https://www.debian.org/MailingLists/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-live|#debian-live]]''': http://live.debian.net/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-lts|#debian-lts]]''': https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-lxc|#debian-lxc]]''': About LXC packaging
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mailman|#debian-mailman]]''': Meant for discussions about Mailman packaging. Support available
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mate|#debian-mate]]''': Debian MATE Desktop Environment - [[PkgMate]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-med|#debian-med]]''': https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-med/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-meego|#debian-meego]]''': [[Teams/PkgMeeGo]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-meeting|#debian-meeting]]''': Meant for meetings and training sessions, see scheduled sessions or book the channel for a meeting on [[IRC/debian-meeting]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mentors|#debian-mentors]]''': Meant for support for beginning developers getting their packages into the Debian archive. See also the debian-mentors mailing list.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mentors-es|#debian-mentors-es]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.oftc.net/packaging|#packaging]]''': Meant for support for people doing packaging outside of Debian. See #debian-mentors for packaging within Debian.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mips|#debian-mips]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/mips/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mirrors|#debian-mirrors]]''': https://www.debian.org/mirror/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mozext|#debian-mozext]]''': [[Teams/DebianMozExtTeam]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mozilla|#debian-mozilla]]''': [[Mozilla]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-multimedia|#debian-multimedia]]''': [[DebianMultimedia]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mx|#debian-mx]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-mysql|#debian-mysql]]''': [[MySql]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-newmaint|#debian-newmaint]]''': New Maintainer Process - https://nm.debian.org/ - https://www.debian.org/devel/join/newmaint
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-next|#debian-next]]''': for users of [[DebianTesting|testing]] or [[DebianUnstable|sid]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-nginx|#debian-nginx]]''': Nginx packaging related discussions.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-nl|#debian-nl]]''': for Dutch speakers. Voor ondersteuning in het Nederlands.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-nordic|#debian-nordic]]''': Nordic Debian community [[LocalGroups/DebianNordic]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-nyc|#debian-nyc]]''': [[DebianNYC/NoviceNights]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ocaml|#debian-ocaml]]''': Packaging and development of [[http://caml.inria.fr|OCaml]]-related stuff in Debian.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-offtopic|#debian-offtopic]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-olpc|#debian-olpc]]''': [[DebianEdu/OLPC]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-openstack|#debian-openstack]]''': Debian OpenStack packaging
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-openstack-commits|#debian-openstack-commits]]''': Debian OpenStack packaging bot channel: please don't chat here.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ops|#debian-ops]]''': [[irc://irc.debian.org/debian|#debian]] operators channel | [[IRC]] | http://ircbots.debian.net/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-outreach|#debian-outreach]]''': Debian Outreach team - [[Teams/Outreach]] - Outreachy and Google Summer of Code
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-perl|#debian-perl]]''': https://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ports|#debian-ports]]''': https://www.ports.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-puppet|#debian-puppet]]''': Packaging Puppet and modules for Debian, using puppet in Debian.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debianppc|#debianppc]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/powerpc/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-pr|#debian-pr]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-printing|#debian-printing]]''': [[SystemPrinting]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ps3|#debian-ps3]]''': Debian on !PlayStation3 - [[PS3]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-publicity|#debian-publicity]]''': [[Teams/Publicity]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-python|#debian-python]]''': Packaging and development of [[Python]]-related stuff in Debian - [[DebianPython]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-qa|#debian-qa]]''': Debian Quality Assurance - http://qa.debian.org/.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-quebec|#debian-quebec]]''': For users based in Quebec, Canada. Pour les utilisateurs et utilisatrices basées au Québec, Canada.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-qemu|#debian-qemu]]''': [[QEMU]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-release|#debian-release]]''': [[Teams/ReleaseTeam]] - NOT a support channel, only release related discussion here
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-remote|#debian-remote]]''': Debian Remote Maintainers Team
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-reproducible|#debian-reproducible]]''': ReproducibleBuilds related discussions
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-riscv|#debian-riscv]]''': Debian [[RISC-V]] port
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ro|#debian-ro]]''': Romanian Debian community and Romanian translators for Debian
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ruby|#debian-ruby]]''': [[Teams/Ruby]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-sayhi|#debian-sayhi]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-science|#debian-science]]''': [[DebianScience]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian.se|#debian.se]]''': Swedish Debian community
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-security|#debian-security]]''': https://www.debian.org/security/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian.si|#debian.si]]''': For Slovene speakers. Kanal za slovenske uporabnike.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-soc-mentors|#debian-soc-mentors]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-sparc|#debian-sparc]]''': https://www.debian.org/ports/sparc/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-superh|#debian-superh]]''': http://www.linux-sh.org
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-sv|#debian-sv]]''': Salvadoran Debian Users - http://debian.org.sv
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-svn|#debian-svn]]''': http://svn.debian.org/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-talk|#debian-talk]]''': [[DebTalk]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-tcltk|#debian-tcltk]]''': [[Teams/DebianTclTk]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-tech|#debian-tech]]''': [[IRC/debian-tech]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-til|#debian-til]]''': [[IRC/debian-til]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ubuntu|#debian-ubuntu]]''': [[DerivativesFrontDesk]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-uk|#debian-uk]]''': Debian in the UK (United Kingdom, not Ukraine); NOT a support channel.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-uy|#debian-uy]]''': Debian Uruguay - http://debian.org.uy
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-ve|#debian-ve]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-vim|#debian-vim]]''': Packaging and development of [[vim|Vim]]-related stuff in Debian.
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-voip|#debian-voip]]''': [[Teams/VoIP]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-webapps|#debian-webapps]]''': AliothProject:webapps-common
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-welcome|#debian-welcome]]''': [[Welcome|Welcoming users and contributors]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-women|#debian-women]]''': discussion about [[DebianWomen|Debian Women]].
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-worldmap|#debian-worldmap]]''': http://io.debian.net/~tar/debian-worldmap/
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-www|#debian-www]]''': https://www.debian.org/devel/website/ - [[Teams/Webmaster]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-x|#debian-x]]''': [[XStrikeForce]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-xen|#debian-xen]]''': [[Xen]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-xfce|#debian-xfce]]''': [[Xfce]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-yeeloong|#debian-yeeloong]]''': [[DebianYeeloong]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-zenoss|#debian-zenoss]]''': [[Teams/ZenossPackaging]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-zh|#debian-zh]]''':
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-zope|#debian-zope]]''': [[Zope]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/multiarch|#multiarch]]''': [[Multiarch]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/neurodebian|#neurodebian]]''': [[NeuroDebian]]

[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian|#debian]] channels have a [[/Netiquette|Netiquette]].

= Debian Pure Blend IRC channels =

 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-jr|#debian-med]]''': [[DebianMed]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/freedombox|#freedombox]]''': [[FreedomBox]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-jr|#skolelinux]]''': [[DebianEdu]]
 * '''[[irc://irc.debian.org/debian-jr|#debian-astro]]''': [[http://blends.debian.org/astro|Debian Astro]]

Other DebianPureBlends project pages and IRC information.

= How to create a new #debian-* channel =

 * Join the chan you wish to create (e.g.: {{{/join #debian-foo}}})
 * Register the chan with a proper description: {{{/msg chanserv REGISTER #debian-foo <description>}}}. You are automatically added as MASTER.
 * Add @debian-master as MASTER: {{{/msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-master MASTER}}}
 * Add @debian-chanop as CHANOP: {{{/msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-chanop CHANOP}}}
 * Add your channel to the [[#channel-list|list]] above.
 * Inform people about your channel via [[PlanetDebian|Planet Debian]], [[DeveloperNews|DevNews]], the [[DebianMailingLists|mailing lists]] or the [[Teams/Publicity|publicity team]].
 * Enjoy your brand new chan!

= See also =

 * [[IRC/Operators]]
 * [[IRC/DpkgBot]]: #debian and #debian-next factoid bot
 * [[http://ircbots.debian.net/judd/|judd]] bot: #debian's window into the Ultimate Debian Database for package information
 * [[https://www.debian.org/News/2006/20060604|Debian IRC Network moves to OFTC]]

 * WikiPedia:IRC
 * IRC servers: http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/networks/
 * DebianMailingLists -- Obtain support via email
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[[Community]]

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Introduction

IRC (in OFTC's #debian*) is used to get on-line Real Time Help with Debian releases. If you're running other than stock Debian stable, testing, or sid, you should instead go to the forum which supports your non-Debian system. Debian-derived or Debian-downstream are not Debian. You'd get more relevant support for your release from its community, not via Debian.

To connect, you need an IRC client.

More information can be found on GettingHelpOnIrc. The channel has its own FAQ.

Debian IRC channels

The hostname irc.debian.org is an alias for irc.oftc.net. Most Debian IRC channels are on the OFTC IRC network:

#debian channels have a Netiquette.

Debian Pure Blend IRC channels

Other DebianPureBlends project pages and IRC information.

How to create a new #debian-* channel

  • Join the chan you wish to create (e.g.: /join #debian-foo)

  • Register the chan with a proper description: /msg chanserv REGISTER #debian-foo <description>. You are automatically added as MASTER.

  • Add @debian-master as MASTER: /msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-master MASTER

  • Add @debian-chanop as CHANOP: /msg chanserv ACCESS #debian-foo ADD @debian-chanop CHANOP

  • Add your channel to the list above.

  • Inform people about your channel via Planet Debian, DevNews, the mailing lists or the publicity team.

  • Enjoy your brand new chan!

See also


Community